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Anticorruption

The Open Society Foundations are working to secure legal remedies for bribery, the theft of public assets, and money laundering arising from the exploitation of natural resources.

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How the United States Can Support Armenia’s Fledgling Democracy

The people of Armenia have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enact sweeping anticorruption and criminal justice reforms. Here’s what U.S. policymakers can do to help.

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International Prosecutors Fought Corruption in Guatemala: Now They’ve Been Ordered Out

The United States is acquiescing in the destruction of one of the few institutions that has shown success in targeting the main causes of Guatemala’s dysfunction.

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Film Screening and Discussion—When “Do-Gooders” Do Harm

Last month, ProPublica broke a shocking exposé about sexual abuse in an American charity in Liberia. We will explore what happens when good intentions among NGOs collide with the realities of operating without accountability.

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What Accountability Really Means  

No healthy civil society can exist without a foundation of public trust. Accountability Lab’s Blair Glencorse explains how his group is investing in the next generation of responsible, ethical, and devoted public servants.

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Armenia’s Democratic Awakening Is a Warning to Authoritarians Everywhere

A nonviolent movement against Armenia’s longtime strongman ruler has convinced him to step down, opened a new chapter in the country’s political history, and sent a message to would-be autocrats throughout the world.

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How Disinformation Spreads: Social Media’s Impact on Italy’s Elections

Alexandre Alaphilippe from EU DisinfoLab and fact-checker David Puente discuss how civil society cooperation helped monitor and counter online disinformation during the elections.